Why Winter fishing in
Die hard anglers converge on the South Louisiana fishing village of Venice Louisiana from October through March for one reason RELLY BIG FISH !!
The fishing in Venice is spectacular all year with great catches in every calendar month. What I want to share with you is **WHY** come to Venice in the winter. As Richard Shatner says, if you are a "Manzy-Panzy" don't even think about heading offshore form Venice in the winter months. NOPE !! During these months anglers can expect catches of trophy size Yellow Fin Tuna, world class Wahoo, and Mako sharks so large you will have dreams of the encounter for years after. (Check out the photos of the 722Lb last year).
Do you watch the Discovery channel? Have you watched the episodes of "Deadliest Catch"? Have you noticed the gear these guys wear? Grunden gear is the norm for the serious fisherman in Venice; we wear this stuff because that's what the conditions demand.
If you can deal with higher than normal sea conditions, take salt spray in your face most times while running and you like to prove you are as tough as the elements all without having to stay on board for 2 weeks and not endangering your life… Then fishing in Venice during the winter is on your "To-Do" list.
Can you handle a Shimano 80wide on stand up tackle? Being strapped into a Braid fighting harness is the norm, are you game? Does it make you a little nervous when the buckles clip and the tether is fastened to the boat "Just IN CASE?"
Exhilarating days are the norm in the winter; big fish with stories to last a lifetime are the memories that are made in the fishing village of south Louisiana know to the locals as "Tuna-Town".....
As the Florida Keys have flats fishing, Cabo San Lucas Striped Marlin, Cape Hatteras and Nags Head North Carolina are legendary for Blue Fin Tuna and Kona Hawaii is recognized for Pacific Blue Marlin, Venice in the Winter has it's own same calling. As a serious angler, these are months you can not miss and your list of places fished can not be completed without this adventure.
Captain Mike Gray